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I would like to fine tune my 59 manual advance with a strobe. I searched the past articles and did not quite understand. At full advance on the hand grip running at aprox 1000-1500 rpm should I see the flywheel mark at the center of the timing hole and if not adjust the stud on the breaker base as needed? Sorry for a redundant question. Thanks!
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You have it right, as long as you are at full advance the mark should be in the hole regardless of RPM with a manual advance circuit breaker. Be sure your points gap is correct first and double check it on both lobes to get as accurate as possible.
I have better luck ,if you will , by just using the 12/6 volt light to adj. timing on a manual adv. timer /distributor /circuit breaker, You can adj. where the mark is in the timing hole to adj. your full adv. ,but you can also play with it with a strobe ,just a little bit more of a mess.